How do I enable Hibernate in Windows 10 Pro version on my desktop PC?

  1. RetiredEngineer's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    How do I enable Hibernate in Windows 10 Pro version on my desktop PC?


    I want to emphasize I use a desktop PC, not a laptop. My Windows 10 Pro is currently Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.1198). I have not been successful in finding a way to enable Hibernate, as none of your Tutorial Control Panel Power Plan images match my own -- see attached thumbnail.

    Can someone please direct me to a Hibernate enable tutorial which will work for my system?
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    Hibernation is enabled from an elevated command prompt. The command is:

    POWERCFG /HIBERNATE ON

    Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

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    Last edited by Brink; 17 Aug 2017 at 17:11. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. RetiredEngineer's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    This Suggestion Did Not Work For Me


    Bree said:
    Hibernation is enabled from an elevated command prompt. The command is:

    POWERCFG /HIBERNATE ON
    Sorry, but I could not get Hibernate to show up on my Power menu. Please see attached screen shot for what I did. If I need to follow-up with something else, I'll be happy to follow your directions.
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
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    Try the .REG file method from Brink's tutorial then.
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  5. Posts : 38,353
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    This link has the command - line options for Powercfg:

    Powercfg Command-Line Options
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    RetiredEngineer said:
    Sorry, but I could not get Hibernate to show up on my Power menu.
    After enabling hibernation a restart may be required before hibernate will appear in the power options.

    It may be that a reduced size hiberfil.sys was created, this can only support fast startup. To ensure you have the full sized file need for hibernation, type:

    POWERCFG /HIBERNATE /TYPE FULL

    The full sized hiberfil.sys will be about the same size as your installed RAM. If you have a lot of RAM and a full system drive it may be there's not enough free space on the disk to let you make a full sized hibernation file.
    Last edited by Bree; 29 Aug 2017 at 20:57. Reason: added disk space notes
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  7. RetiredEngineer's Avatar
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    Bree:

    How do I reverse POWERCFG /HIBERNATE /TYPE FULL? After spending the night hibernating, my Notetab Pro v7 text editor suddenly lost its ability to wrap text -- and for almost a decade I've used it without this occurring.
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    RetiredEngineer said:
    Bree:

    How do I reverse POWERCFG /HIBERNATE /TYPE FULL? After spending the night hibernating, my Notetab Pro v7 text editor suddenly lost its ability to wrap text -- and for almost a decade I've used it without this occurring.
    If you want to completely turn it off and disable Fast Startup:

    Powercfg -h off


    That will delete the hiberfil.sys file.

    To turn it back on normally, and let it choose size:

    powercfg -h on

    You would need to go to settings and enable Fast Startup, it would not be automatic...but the option would be there.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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    And if you want it to be only large enough to support Fast Startup, then...

    POWERCFG /HIBERNATE /TYPE REDUCED
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